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kawasemi
Fukuoka
Japan

April 9, 2014
10:44 PM

Post #9808894

This photo was taken on April 10th in Fukuoka, Japan in a deciduous forest at low elevation with a small open field nearby. Only have these 2 photos. Perhaps a bunting? Thank you, Kawasemi

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

April 10, 2014
3:17 PM

Post #9809381

Hi Kawasemi,

Yes, a bunting; that clear grey rump helps narrow it down to either Yellow-throated Bunting or Pallas's Reed Bunting, and of those, the head pattern fits Yellow-throated, female or immature male. Most pics I found of this show it with a strong crest, but in some pics show that at times, the crest can be flattened down as in your pics (the pale bar across the back of its head is where the crest ends).

Resin
kawasemi
Fukuoka
Japan

April 10, 2014
6:59 PM

Post #9809513

Thank you Resin, I was unsure because I was unable to get a photo of the bird's front and it's lack of a visible crest. Kawasemi

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